May 24, 2018

Manufacturer Recalls Tires for Overload Concerns

By Staff Writer March 09, 2018

Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC is recalling certain Kelly Armorsteel KDA tires; size 11R22.5 Load Range G, manufactured Dec. 4 to Dec. 17, 2016.


The tires do not have the tire size, maximum load rate, speed restriction, number of plies, the word "tubeless" and the load range information marked on both sidewalls. As such these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars." If the tires are missing specific information such as the maximum load rate, the tires may be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.


Sumitomo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the tires, free of charge.


The recall is expected to begin in March.

Last modified on Friday, 09 March 2018 03:47